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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of January 26, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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A great majority of patients with chronic diseases would accept mobile app prescriptions from their physicians, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers’ survey of 2,000 patients released last summer. Yet physicians for the most part haven’t adopted the practice.  Read Original Content

Psychiatric health conditions and behavioral issues received greater prominence at the 2013 mHealth Summit, with presentations and panels given by prominent national researchers. This focus comes at the right time, when today’s mental health system is extremely dysfunctional.  Read Original Content

Dermatology app developer iDoc24 has expanded the focus of its teledermatology platform to include children’s skin problems with its iOS mobile health app that responds to parents’ concerns over rashes or an unusual skin problem with their children and infants.  Read Original Content

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MHealth Alliance, will relocate from the United States to South Africa this year.  The plan is to move the organization’s head office from the US-based United Nations Foundation to South Africa-headquartered Praekelt Foundation to scale up mHealth projects at country level in the global South, according to a statement released by the alliance.  Read Original Content

The intersection of mobile technology with healthcare delivery has great potential to improve outcomes. Devices measuring your actual exercise habits, your eating habits as measured by your grocery spending or credit card purchases at fast food joints, can be integrated into electronic health records to give caregivers a much clearer picture of your health status.  Read Original Content

The global mobile healthcare market is estimated at $6,336 million in 2013 and is poised to reach $20,683 million by 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 26.7 percent.  Read Original Content

By the end of 2017, the total mHealth market revenue will have grown by 61 percent compound annual growth rate to reach a multi-billion dollar level, according to Research2guidance.  Read Original Content

Providers are leveraging big data to more effectively inform decisions while taking advantage of the immediacy and convenience mobile device technology has to offer.  For example, Aetnahealth’s Epocrates Bugs + Drugs puts critical information about bacteria types and resistance patterns in communities throughout the United States into clinicians’ hands.  Read Original Content

Aetna and Johnson & Johnson, two companies not normally thought of in the mobile space, have joined forces; Aetna will use the Care4Today Mobile Health Manager mobile app, developed by Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Healthcare Innovation group, into its CarePass Platform.  Read Original Content

Black parents are less likely than parents of other racial or ethnic groups to use mobile devices to access or share health information, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, FierceMobileHealthcare reports.  Read Original Content

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